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The New Fed Carrier

Captain's Blog Stardate 93342.26

When I first saw Cryptic's blog titled "Design Your Ship" I instantly thought this was another competition like the one they did for the Enterprise F (Odyssey). So I took a look (even though I can't draw) and was pleasantly surprised to see it was a voting type tournament for ships that Cryptic has created. At least this way everyone can participate.

So it starts off with eight generic named ships (Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Theta, Sigma, Omega) and we get to vote for our favorites. Over the course of two months it gets narrowed down as the designs for the ships are pitted against each other. Eventually we'll be left with one ship which will be the new Federation Carrier. Cool.

I've also heard that if the community enjoys this, then Cryptic plans on doing the same thing for the Klingon Empire and Romulan Republic. Personally, I think this is a great idea because it gives the players the power to essentially design a ship they like. It also opens up the possibility of using other highly voted designs for future ships. Of course from a marketing point of view, Cryptic knows that players who vote for the winning ship will want it, and therefore probably pay for it. Maybe I'm being too positive, but a part of me expects Cryptic to give a version of it away for free like they did with the Odyssey when it first came out.

What I also think is a good idea is the fact that they are writing blog stories that are related to the development of this ship. If you read the first one, you'll see a hint into a special ability this ship will have. To quote the first blog "We can vent the excess high-pressure plasma through the hazard emitters... won’t the plasma ejecta will be extremely volatile... That’s only a problem if you’re a hostile ship." So clearly this new carrier will have some sort of plasma venting ability, perhaps it'll trigger by chance when using Hazard Emitters.

If you're interested:

Utopia Planitia Report 1:

Ignoring the fact that this is another marketing plan, what do you think of this whole idea?

(Please note the blog mentioned above is not about the upcoming ship.)

Written by Attilio on September 27, 2015 at 09:47 pm


cmdrscarlet (Member) said...
September 28, 2015 at 03:22 pm

Frankly, although I plan NOT to fly a carrier of any kind, I love the idea. Cryptic is making this a community venture, instead of "here's a carrier, go buy it!"

Considering the love/hate Cryptic got for the BCs and Pilot ships for their looks, now we can only blame ourselves for how the carrier will look. :P

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TacPaddy (Member) said...
September 28, 2015 at 04:48 pm

Well, the Feds already have a Carrier (Atrox) and the Klingons have their Vo'Quv and their Kar'Fi.

If they want to introduce a new Carrier, it should be of Romulan Republican design. I'm waiting for that since May 2013.

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